Pickpocket (1959)

  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Release Date: 1959-12-16
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 486 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 15min
  • Language: Français
  • Production Company: Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France
  • Production Country: France
  • Director: Robert Bresson
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Michel takes up pickpocketing on a lark and is arrested soon after. His mother dies shortly after his release, and despite the objections of his only friend, Jacques, and his mother's neighbor Jeanne, Michel teams up with a couple of petty thieves in order to improve his craft. With a police inspector keeping an eye on him, Michel also tries to get a straight job, but the temptation to steal is hard to resist.

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  • Martin LaSalle

    as Michel
  • Marika Green

    as Jeanne
  • Jean Pélégri

    as L'inspecteur principal
  • Dolly Scal

    as La mère
  • Pierre Leymarie

    as Jacques
  • Pierre Étaix

    as Accomplice 2
  • Kassagi

    as 1er complice
  • César Gattegno

    as Un inspecteur
  • Sophie Saint-Just

  • Dominique Zardi

Production Agnès Delahaie Producer
Camera Léonce-Henri Burel Director of Photography
Writing Robert Bresson Screenplay
Sound Antoine Archimbaud Sound Designer
Art Pierre Charbonnier Production Design
Editing Raymond Lamy Editor
Directing Robert Bresson Director
Production Michel Choquet Production Manager
Directing Jacques Ballanche Assistant Director
Directing Claude Clément Assistant Director
Directing Michel Clément Assistant Director
Camera Jacques De St. Girons Second Assistant Camera
Camera André du Breuil First Assistant Camera
Camera Henri Raichi Assistant Camera
Editing Geneviève Falaschi Assistant Editor